FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING
ON SOCIO-RELIGIOUS STUDIES
" Jorge Ramírez Calzadilla In Memoriam"
The religious movements in the face of the conflicts and challenges
of a world in crisis
Havana, July 9-12 2007
The Department of Socio-religious Studies of the Center for Psychological and Sociological Research (CIPS) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment of Cuba calls researchers, professors, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, political science specialists, philosophers, historians, ethnologists, culture specialists, economists, scholars and religion experts from academic and religious institutions to participate in the FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF SOCIO-RELIGIOUS STUDIES.
This event will take place in the midst of the serious problems, with no immediate prospects of being solved, being faced by humankind in the fields of social, economic, political, ethical and cultural relations, that have a growing impact on religion.
The particular impact on the field of religion of the current critical world situation brings about an interrelationship of the changes taking place in both fields.
On this basis the papers will be presented and discussed in oral presentations, panels, round tables, lectures, posters and videos on the following topics:
Religious plurality, freedom of religion and laicism
Dialogue, integration and macroecumenism
The so-called New Religious Movement
Politics, culture, globalization and religion
Daly Life and religion. Subjectivity and social praxis
Eastern religions in the West
Religion, gender and family
Theoretical and methodological prospects for the study of religion
Marginality, minorities, ethnic and religious conflicts
Conversion and reconversion processes
The experience accumulated from the 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004 meetings attended by religion scholars from all over the world, including outstanding personalities specialized in religion from the social sciences’ approach, guarantees the continuity of fruitful opinion exchanges from different viewpoints, in a favorable atmosphere for discussions full of scientific rigor and respect for each other’s opinion. All participants are warmly welcomed to Havana, the capital of Cuba.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS
Those wishing to attend must submit , before April 20, 2007, by e-mail:
A registration application with the following data:
Name and Surnames
Address, Fax, email
Name of institution
Abstract of presentation or poster content (not exceeding 200 words).
Specify if you will participate: presenting a paper, a poster, as an observer, accompanying person or student
Those presenting a paper must send prior to May 30, 2007:
Full text of presentation ( tentative presentation time about 10-15 minutes. According to teh total number of presentations, presentation time will be announced after the program is made)
The visual aids needed (video cassette, slide projector, Power Point, etc.).
Registration applications, abstracts and papers, or any request, should be sent to the address below.
Each participant will receive a booklet containing the abstracts of the presentations in their original language. The presentations, with the author’s authorization, will be included in a compact disk (CD) to be sold during the event, as well as literature on religion.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English and Spanish are the official languages. The Organizing Committee must know in advance the language to be used in the presentation so as to provide interpretation services. Experience has shown that, if speaking slowly, Portuguese speakers can communicate with Spanish speakers.
Official registration will be made at the Convention Center of the National Capitol, venue of the meeting.
Registration fee is: participants 120 CUC
Accompanying persons: 100 CUC
Students (after official accreditation) 80 CUC
(The registration fee will be paid when registering at the venue) All payments must be made in cash (CUC), no credit cards, money orders or bank check, or any other way of payment will be accepted.
Note: CUC means Cuban Convertible Currency
This fee covers:
Right to participate in the work sessions of the event and the welcome and farewell cocktails and lunches.
A working module
Applications sent after May 30, 2007 will receive a surcharge of 20% of the registration fee.
Venue: The Convention Center of the National Capitol is located in downtown Havana, within walking distance of various major hotels and outstanding cultural institutions.
Accommodations and transfer from and to the airport or transportation to any tourist site can be booked through our travel agency:
Eduardo González Díaz
Calle 17-A entre 176 y 190, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Fax: (537)204 4791 Phones: (537)204 4869 and 204-4879 ext. 215
The official carrier of the event is Copa Airlines. For rates and ticket reservation contact:
Aida E. Abreu
Miramar Trade Center. Edificio Barcelona. Planta Baja
5ta. Avenida entre 76 y 78, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba.
Phones:. 204-1111 and 204-7856; FAX: 204-7853
Dr. Jorge Ramírez Calzadilla
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Fifth International Meeting of Socio-Religious Studies
Calle B No. 352 esquina a 15, El Vedado. Ciudad de La Habana
La Habana 10400, Cuba
Phone: (537)831-3610 and 833-5366
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